Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Posts from March to July 2012


Jul 19, '12 6:29 PM
by David for everyone

    Faith Loudon, who's running for U.S. Congress in the 4th District, will appear at a fundraiser in south county on July 29.   
    The annual picnic, from 3 to 6 p.m., is hosted by Jim and Marianne Pelura at Endless Call Farm, 3725 Tanglewood Lane inDavidsonville.
    Cost is $50 per guest or $75 per family. RSVP by Wednesday by calling 410-956-0793 or emailingjpelura@verizon.net. Checks should be sent to the above address and made payable to Faith Loudon for Congress. Donations can also be made online at www.faithloudon.com




Jul 18, '12 11:53 AM
by David for everyone

    Laura Dowd of Davidsonville earned her Bachelor of Science from Belmont Abbey College this spring. She was a  St. Mary’s High School graduate.




Jul 18, '12 11:29 AM
by David for everyone

    An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge is scheduled to sentence an Annapolis man convicted of scamming local residents into overpriced pavement jobs in Davidsonville and other parts of region on Wednesday, July 18, at 1:30. 

 Earlier this year, Tommy E. Clack pleaded guilty to several counts of acting as a contractor without a license and selling home improvements without a license in Anne Arundel.   He also scammed people in Queen Anne's and Prince George's Counties,  as well as in  South Carolina and North Carolina by billing at prices much higher that he had quoted.   Most of his victims were elderly.
More details can be read at:




Jul 17, '12 3:31 PM
by David for everyone

     Cortney Amber Greenwell, daughter of Joel C. and Cynthia Greenwell Sr. of Davidsonville, graduated summa cum laude with an Associates of Applied Science for occupational therapy assistant degree from Baltimore Community College.




Jul 15, '12 12:41 PM
by David for everyone

    Frank J. Abend, 92, a 66-year resident of Davidsonville, died at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home on July 11.
    Born February 14, 1920 in Baltimore, he served in the  United States 
Army during World War II. Frank was the owner of Frank Abend Landscaping, Co. He was a member of Ruritan Club, Annapolis Elks Lodge 622, American Legion Post 226, Glen Burnie Moose Lodge and the Farm Bureau. His hobbies included taking care of his dog, gardening and watching boxing on television.
    Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Juliet "Pat" Abend, who died December 30, 2011; and 13 siblings.
    He is survived by his son, Steve Abend of Davidsonville; daughter, Sandy Collins of Albuquerque, NM; and sister, Lil Cox of Baltimore.
    Friends are invited to Frank's Life Celebration from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 20 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, where a funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, July 21. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville. 
    Online guestbook available at 
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com




Jul 15, '12 12:39 PM
by David for everyone

    Sharon Lund Pailthorp, 66, a 33-year resident of Davidsonville and formerly of Bowie, died July 12 at her home. She was born on February 21, 1946 in Washington, DC to the late Arthur and Frances Lund and graduated from the University of Maryland in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. 
    Sharon was a buyer and store manager for 16 years at the former Garfinckels Department Stores in Seven Corners and Tysons Corner, VA and Landover. She was a member of St. Anne's Parish in Annapolis. Sharon enjoyed cooking, swimming and snorkeling, art and early American history.
    She is survived by her husband, James Pailthorp; her two daughters, Ann and Ingrid Pailthorp of Annapolis; and her brother, Arthur Lund, Jr. of Indian Head. 
    Friends are invited to Sharon's Life Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 16 and from 10 a.m.until her funeral service begins at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 17 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Interment Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf. 
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lighthouse Homeless Prevention Support Center, 10 Hudson Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. 
    An online guestbook is available at 
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com




Jul 14, '12 2:45 PM
by David for everyone

    CAPTAIN SVEND ERLING (BUZ) THOMAS died suddenly at home in Davidsonville, Maryland on June 1, 2012. He was 81 years old. 
    A native of Washington State, Buz received a Congressional appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy from Washington State. He was a member of the 13th Company, Color Company and graduated with the Class of 1952.
    
Upon graduation, he served in Charleston, South Carolina on USS Thomas E. Fraser (DM-24), then attended flight school in Pensacola, Florida. He became a naval aviator in March of 1954. He obtained his Master's of Business Administration from Georgia Southern College while attending night school. He retired from the Navy in 1976 and became a professor of Business at Georgia Southern University. He retired from Georgia Southern in 1987 and began his new career as a part-time professor and full time student advisor at the University of Maryland's University College. He retired from academic life in 2000.
    Buz was a long time volunteer with Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) where he was extremely active in the formation of the Maryland chapter. He was also an avid reader and baseball fan. He loved the arts, the Redskins, the San Francisco Giants, enjoyed classical music and attended plays in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland.
     He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Margaret Adele Crise, of Miami, Florida; daughters Leslie, Laura, Amy, Nancy and Carole; and six grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his son, Midshipman Scott D. Thomas in 1980.
     A memorial service will be conducted on July 23, 2012 at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Maryland.




Jul 13, '12 10:11 PM
by David for everyone

    The Annual Annapolis Irish Festival will be held July 14, from 10 AM to 10 PM at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.
    The Traditional Irish Pub Song Club (TIPSC, pronounced “tipsy”), started in Davidsonville out of a mutual love for Irish music sing-alongs, will be kicking off the Gallway Bay Pavilion stage at 11 a.m. Saturday.
    Art Sands, a vocalist for the group, grew up feeling disconnected from his Irish heritage.    About 10 years ago, Sands invited anyone interested in learning Irish pub songs to join in weekly sing-along meetings. The band now plays at restaurants and concerts around the area and is excited to make its first appearance at the Annapolis Irish Festival.
    To read more about the Festival,  go to:
    http://www.capitalgazette.com/entertainment/local_entertainment/irish-festival-brings-even-more-celtic-flair-to-annapolis/article_e3071b14-28f0-5b04-8aa2-144af194ff7d.html




Jul 13, '12 10:01 PM
by David for everyone

    This weekend The Talent Machine theater company proudly presents The Talent Machine, a musical comedy featuring favorite Broadway show tunes performed by some of the areas most talented kids.
    About 37 youngsters from all over the region, ranging in age from 7 to 14, will perform in the show. One of the stars of the production is Camryn Bowcutt, of Davidsonville, who plays a “quiet, reserved, but ultra-talented kid.”
    To read more about this production,  go to:





Jul 13, '12 9:59 PM
by David for everyone

    Anne Arundel County has issued a marriage license to  Daniel Schiavo III, age  22, of  Marina, Calif., and  Caitlin Anne Liff, age  21, of  Davidsonville.







Jul 10, '12 3:42 PM
by David for everyone

Geri Silver of Davidsonville received a degree from Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences with a major in psychology.






Jul 10, '12 3:41 PM
by David for everyone

    José María Signanini of Davidsonville received a degree from Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences with a major in computer science.






Jul 10, '12 3:38 PM
by David for everyone

  Victoria Scheffer of Davidsonville  was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Mount St. Mary’s University.




Jul 10, '12 3:36 PM
by David for everyone

    Elizabeth Weaver of Davidsonville  has been named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for the spring semester.




Jul 7, '12 10:13 PM
by David for everyone





Jul 6, '12 2:42 PM
by David for everyone

    The Capital Gazette Team Of the Week is a Melanie Moss,  a Broadneck High student during the week,   but a Davidsonville resident on the weekends. 
 




Jul 6, '12 10:20 AM
by David for everyone

     Since age 8, Davidsonville resident Mahal Maria May has been dancing the hula.  She always concentrated on Hawaiian routines and has spent decades mastering the  dance which she often performs in traditional grass skirt before an audience or at a family luau.
    Now, at 65, she is the reigning Ms. Maryland Senior America and is practicing her signature dance for the national pageant in October in Atlantic City, N.J.
    May, a retired education consultant for the federal government  is used to performing as a member of the South County Showstoppers, a traveling troupe of senior dancers, singers, musicians, and  comedians.
    To read more about May and to see her in a video doing the hula,  go to:




Jul 6, '12 10:14 AM
by David for everyone

3400 Kings Retreat Court, $725,000
3850 Birdsville Road, $1,100,000
801 Antietam Drive, $950,000




Jul 5, '12 8:15 AM
by David for everyone

    Megan McCaffrey of Davidsonville was named to the University of Delaware Dean's List for the Spring 2012 semester.




Jul 5, '12 8:13 AM
by David for everyone

     Davidsonville resident Taylor Havens was named to the Dean's List for the Spring Semester at the University of Delaware.


Jul 5, '12 8:11 AM
by David for everyone

Christopher Edgar of Davidsonville was named to the Dean's List at the University of Delaware for the spring semester.




Jul 5, '12 8:03 AM
by David for everyone

    Are you a day lily fancier?  If so,  you will enjoy this video about Mr. & Mrs. Bange in Davidsonville who had an open house to showcase their day lilies on June 23.
 




Jun 29, '12 12:00 PM
by David for everyone

    Mary Virginia Snyder, 93, of Davidsonville, died peacefully on June 27 at Hospice of the Chesapeake's Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood. 
    She was born July 26, 1918 in Mt. Rainier to the late Thomas Alvin and Ann Waters (Barber) Norris. She retired from the United States Postal Service in Washington, DC after 37 years of service. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, where she was involved in church activities, Davidsonville Ruritan and South County Senior Center. She enjoyed gardening, lawn care, cutting her grass, arts and crafts, baking and spending time with family and friends.
    In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, John Samuel Snyder; her son, Michael James McNall; and her brother, Thomas Alvin Norris Jr.
    She is survived by her granddaughter, Tammy Kim McNally; her daughter-in-law, Kay Sue McNally; her sister-in-law, Ethel Norris; three nephews, David J. Norris, Thomas A. Norris III and Robert Snyder; and a niece, Wanda Meade.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 30 at Holy Family Catholic Church Chapel, 826 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Interment 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 3 at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's name may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis, MD, 21401.
An online guestbook is available at 
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com  




Jun 24, '12 12:59 PM
by David for everyone

     Steuart Pittman,  owner of Dodon Farm in Davidsonville, says that the horse industry is thriving in Maryland and Anne Arundel County.     There are a number of farms in the Davidsonville area associated with the horse industry in various ways.  
 




Jun 24, '12 12:43 PM
by David for everyone

Samantha Nagy graduated cum laude from St. Marys College this spring  with a major in psychology and a minor in Spanish.




Jun 24, '12 12:40 PM
by David for everyone

   Anne Arundel County has issued a marriage license to  Edward Charles Wood, 57, of Davidsonville, and  Martha Victoria Houseworth, 55, of Edgewater.
 




Jun 24, '12 12:37 PM
by David for everyone

The article mentions Davidsonville's Mike Evans who has made the All-Star team three years.
 




Jun 24, '12 12:34 PM
by David for everyone

    Emergency crews were called to the single-vehicle accident on Route 50 near exit 424 just before 3:15 a.m. on Sunday,  June 24.
    Police are investigating what led up to the crash, but confirm at least three occupants were ejected.    Alcohol may have been involved.
    Two of the victims, a 21-year-old woman and 19-year-old man, were taken to  hospitals with life-threatening injuries. The woman was taken to Baltimore Shock Trauma, police say, while the male was transported to Prince George's Trauma.
    Three others, all under the age of 21, suffered minor injuries. Police did not say which occupants were ejected,  although they say there are reports that others may have been ejected.




Jun 21, '12 8:05 AM
by David for everyone

Mahal Maria May of Davidsonville won the 2012 Ms. Maryland Senior America crown on Monday, becoming the sixth South County Senior Center member to receive the honor since 1999.
According to a release from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, May is set to compete for the national title in Atlantic City in October. The local resident will perform a hula dance in an authentic costume for her talent at the competition, according to the release.




Jun 14, '12 6:33 PM
by David for everyone

    Dorothy R. Burt, a longtime volunteer with the Berwyn Heights Fire Department auxiliary, died May 21 at her home in Kannapolis, N.C. She was 88.    She had dementia, said her daughter Patti Burt.        Dorothy Jean Reiter was born in Menominee, Mich.
    
Mrs. Burt was a resident of Davidsonville, Md., for more than 40 years before she moved to North Carolina in the 2000s. Her memberships include the Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville.
Her husband of 55 years, Lyle W. Burt, died in 2001. A daughter, Julie Burt, died in 1988 and a son, Lyle W. Burt Jr., died in 1997.
    Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Burt of Annapolis, Patti Burt of Davidsonville and Nancy Rumple of Kannapolis, N.C.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.




Jun 14, '12 6:27 PM
by David for everyone

From The Capital
Davidsonville resident Elaine Dickinson received a tremendous honor earlier this month when she was presented the 2012 Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. Dickinson was recognized by National Women’s Sailing Association and BoatUS with the award being bestowed on June 4 during the 11th Women’s Sailing Conference, held in Marblehead, Mass.
This award is given to an individual who has built up a record of achievement in inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of women through sailing. Dickinson learned to sail at age 25 by taking an Outward Bound course then immersed herself in the world of boating, both personally and professionally as journalist and lobbyist for BoatUS.
Dickinson served on the National Safe Boating Council, the United States Coast Guard Boating Safety Advisory Council, and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Association’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel. She has raised awareness about women’s sailing educational events in articles for BoatUS Magazine, started the popular BoatUS Women in Boating website and served as a National Women’s Sailing Association board member for 10 years.
Retired in 2010 after 26 years with Government, Public Affairs and Publications departments of BoatUS, Dickinson now enjoys cruising the Atlantic coast with her husband, Naval Architect Jack Hornor, on their Catalina 42.
“Elaine took the initiative to encourage women of all ages to try sailing,” said NWSA President Joan Thayer. “As a sailor herself and a journalist writing about boating legislation and news, Elaine contributed her own boating safety experience to workshops and readers, including writing about women boaters in maritime fields and women-only events. She conducted informal surveys of women asking them about boating topics and how they like to learn, finding many women feel more comfortable learning from women instructors and speakers. Our event still follows that format today.”




Jun 11, '12 4:45 PM
by David for everyone

Shayna Kirin Jackson  of Davidsonville graduated with a Bachelor of Science in political science (international politics) from Clemson University this spring.




Jun 9, '12 10:21 AM
by David for everyone

Anne Arundel County schools were among the top collectors of food and funds statewide in the “Kids Helping Kids Food & Funds Drive” earlier in the school year.
The Maryland State Department of Education honored 515 schools around the state for collections for collecting 462,497 pounds of foods and $120,814 for local food pantries, including the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and the Maryland Food Bank.
County schools Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell mandated 100 percent of county schools participate in the drive.
Winning schools were honored with between $300 and $1,000 worth of library books.
Among the top five schools in the state in collecting food were South River High School, which collected 13,719 pounds of food, and Lindale Middle School, which collected 6,677 pounds. South River also was the top high school in the state for collecting monetary donations of more than $46,000.
Davidsonville Elementary, Central Elementary and Crofton Middle schools were also among the top schools donating money with $13,545, $6,113 and $5,181, respectively.
The next drive is scheduled between Oct. 15 and Nov. 2.




Jun 9, '12 10:18 AM
by David for everyone

The Talent Machine Company soon will be performing the original production of “The Talent Machine,” a musical story about growing up, gaining confidence and being proud of who you are.
In the play, a group of kids who, with the help of their coach “Professor Gesundheite,” learn to appreciate the results that hard work can bring. The show contains many fabulous songs and dance numbers, which showcase the cast’s talent, energy and enthusiasm.
Gracing the TMC stage from Davidsonville is Camryn Bowcutt, who plays Shy — the quiet and reserved, but ultra-talented kid. A cast of 37 talented children, ages 7 to 14, from all over the region will perform.
The show will run July 6-8 and July 12-15 at St. John’s College Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.talentmachine.com or by calling 410-956-0512.




Jun 9, '12 10:15 AM
by David for everyone

    Maryland wines are becoming quite popular.  The link below discusses many of those wines.
Polly Pitman and Tom Croghan of Davidsonville have been growing their own grapes and a planning to release their own wine in the near future.




Jun 3, '12 9:58 AM
by David for everyone

    Davidsonville lacrosse players took part in the annual Bilderback Festival on June 2.  You can read about them at:
 




Jun 3, '12 9:55 AM
by David for everyone

    David Phillips of Davidsonville is one of the 1100 newly commissioned officers graduating from the Naval Academy this year.  You can read about David at:
 




Jun 2, '12 8:41 AM
by David for everyone

    John A. Tayman, 74, of Davidsonville for the past 20 years and previously of the Hillsmere community in Annapolis, died May 31 after a 14 month battle with cancer. 
    Born October 10, 1937 in Annapolis to the late Charles R. and Katherine M. Tayman, he attended St. Mary's in Annapolis and  Arundel High School. He was a very proud veteran, serving in the National Guard in 1959. 
John was a milkman for Greenspring Dairy in Edgewater, delivering milk door to door. He then worked for Embassy Dairy in Waldorf for 23 years. After retirement, John went to work at the Bowie Wal-Mart where he retired in February 2011. 
    John was a one time member of the Annapolis Moose Lodge #296, and was a Sunday school teacher at Eastport Baptist Church. His hobbies included watching NASCAR, listening to country music, doing yard work, sitting on his porch and loving his cat, Emma. 
  Along with his parents, John was also preceded in death by a son, John "Tony" Tayman Jr.; and a brother, Albert "Lewis" Tayman. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Susan Gore Tayman; his previous wife, Mary Jane Voss Jacobsen; one son, Michael W. Tayman of Chester; two daughters, Christy Lewellyn of York, PA and Kay Bisaillon of Virginia Beach, VA; two stepsons, Robert Riggleman of Shady Side and Michael Riggleman of Luray, VA; one step-daughter, Sandra Moreland Oldham of Davidsonville; four sisters, Edna Smith of Brandywine, Blanche Rice of Port Republic, Louise Robbins of Tazwell, VA and Rose Gantt of Calabash, NC; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
    Friends are invited to John's Life Celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, where a memorial service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 4. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory are recommended to the 
American Cancer Society , 1041 Rt. 3 N., Bldg. A, Gambrills, MD 21054. 
    An online guestbook is available at 
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com




Jun 2, '12 8:38 AM
by David for everyone

    Catherine H. "Cherry" Robinson, 90, a 35-year resident of Davidsonville and Annapolis, died May 30 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. 
    Born on August 29, 1921 in Washington, DC to the late James and Margaret Hunt, Cherry attended St. Patrick's High School where she played on the basketball team. After graduation, she went to work at the FBI as a fingerprint analyst. In 1942, she married William Robinson and became a career housewife. 
Cherry was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville where she was a member of the Rosary Group. She was also a member of the Harbour Hills Yacht Club. She enjoyed knitting, needlepoint, gardening and feeding her family. In her younger years, she also enjoyed playing tennis and dancing. 
    In addition to her husband, Cherry is survived by two sons, William (Janet) Jr. of Summerville, SC and James (Mary) of Davidsonville; four grandchildren, Charles, Matthew and James Robinson and Kathryn (Brendan) Bellotte; one great-grandson, Chase W. Robinson; nephew, John Wade Koontz; and niece, Teresa Noland.
Friends are invited to Cherry's Life Celebration from 10 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. 
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church. An online guestbook is available at 
http://www.kalasfuneralhomes.com/sitemaker/sites/George2/obit.cgi?user=644957Robinson




Jun 2, '12 8:36 AM
by David for everyone

    Dorothy Jean Burt, 88, a resident of Davidsonville for over 40 years, died May 21 at her daughter's home in Kannapolis, NC.
    She was born April 17, 1924, in Menominee, MI. 
    Married in 1947, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle W. Burt. Also preceding her in death was her sister, Mary E. Breen; daughter Julie Burt; and son Lyle W. Burt Jr.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Barbara Burt, Patti Burt and Nancy Rumple; three granddaughters and four great-grandsons.
    Burial will take place promptly at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, at Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham. A gathering of family and friends will take place at the family home in Davidsonville beginning around noon.


Jun 2, '12 8:32 AM
by David for everyone

    The Davidsonville Dynamite U11 girls WAGS team will be conducting free training sessions geared to improving technical and tactical skills. Any player with a birthday between Aug. 1, 2001 and July 31, 2002 is invited. For more information, contact Charity Gleeson, team manager, at rgleeson@comcast.net. Official tryouts are scheduled for June 4 and 6.




Jun 2, '12 8:30 AM
by David for everyone

    Jai Lakhanpal, of Davidsonville, will be graduating with honors from Severn School on June 2.  He was also a Severn Fellow, researching new ways to treat high blood pressure. He was a member of the National Honor Society, the Cum Laude Society, the Fed Challenge Team and the Economics Team. He captained the varsity tennis team and, independently, started a nonprofit for a school in India.




Jun 2, '12 8:26 AM
by David for everyone

Chesapeake Bayhawks head coach Dave Cottle said close defenseman Michael Evans (South River, Davidsonville) will be back in the starting lineup for Saturday night's (June 2)  game at Denver after missing the previous two games with Salmonella.




May 30, '12 2:00 PM
by David for everyone

    The Davidsonville Athletic Association (DAA) will hold a Field Hockey Try It Day from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday (May 24). The event will take place on the lower fields at Davidsonville Elementary School. Girls in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to come and learn about this fun, fast-paced sport.




May 28, '12 11:43 PM
by David for everyone

Morgan Madison of Davidsonville was named to the Dean's Lisrt for the winter quarter at DePaul University.




May 28, '12 9:54 AM
by David for everyone

    High School students from Davidsonville either go to a private school,  or South River High which holds their graduation exercises on June 1 at Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro.
    The linked article has comments from some of the students,  including Davidsonville's Grace Pettey,  the class vice-presidnent and salutatorian.
 




May 27, '12 2:57 AM
by David for everyone

    The Notre Dame lacrosse team has as a member freshman attackman Logan Connolly of Davidsonville who attended St. Mary’s High School.




May 27, '12 2:54 AM
by David for everyone

    Limestone University lacrosse has two Davidsonville members.   They are  sophomore defenseman Cody O’Dell (South River) and junior midfielder Joshua Williams (St. Mary’s).




May 25, '12 11:45 PM
by David for everyone

    A two-car accident on Maryland Route 424 near U.S. Route 50 in Davidsonville caused significant traffic delays Friday morning, according to Anne Arundel County Fire Department Chief Michael Cox.   
    Firefighters and paramedics arrived at the crash scene at about 7:50 a.m., Friday, May 25,  for a report of a two-car incident.
    Upon arrival, firefighters found that one of the cars had rolled over and was on fire, Cox said.  A 19 year old man had  serious injuries and was taken to PG Trauma Center.    Another victim with minor injuries was taken to AAMC.
 




May 17, '12 6:39 PM
by David for everyone

    Anne Arundel County has issued a marriage license for Robert Brian Nickels, 43, of Davidsonville, and  Andrea Renee Banta, 40, of Edgewater.
 




May 16, '12 5:06 PM
by David for everyone

    Ronald "Ronnie" Edward Lagana, 67, a 41-year resident of Davidsonville, died May 14 at his home. 
Born on July 27, 1944 in Washington, DC to the late Leo and Mary Lagana, he grew up in Boulevard Heights where he was a volunteer 
fireman. 
    Ronnie graduated from Suitland High School in 1962 and immediately went to work at the Department of Defense where he enjoyed a 33-year career until he retired from the Defense Mapping Agency in 1995. After retiring, he was employed at Woodmore and South River Golf Courses.
Ronnie was a long-time Redskins fan; he sold football programs at RFK Stadium from 1961 to 1998, and rarely missed a home game. He was active in his community for many years as a basketball and football coach for the Davidsonville Athletic Association. He was also an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
    He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda; two sons, Ronald (Jill) of Frederick and Thomas (Jennifer) of Crofton; three brothers, Anthony of Mount Pleasant, SC, Michael of Baltimore, and Steve of Beltsville; five grandchildren, Dominic, Damon, Danielle, Marina, and Annabelle; numerous aunts and uncles, including Frank Lagana of Upper Marlboro; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
    Friends are invited to Ronnie's Life Celebration from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 18, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. An online guestbook is available at 
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com




May 16, '12 5:02 PM
by David for everyone

  The operator of a tow truck was struck by a car Tuesday night in Davidsonville.

  County police, fire and rescue personnel were called to the intersection of Central Avenue and Friend's Choice Drive for a reported traffic accident involving a pedestrian. Rescue personnel found a 40-year-old tow truck driver with life-threatening injuries.

 Police said a Ford struck the tow truck driver, who was standing outside his vehicle at the time.

 The man was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with life-threatening injuries.




May 16, '12 4:58 PM
by David for everyone

Two Major League Lacrosse (MLL) players hosted a shooting demonstration Monday night, May 14,  in front of more than 100 children at Davidsonville Park.  They also signed autographs for each child attending the demo.

Parul Rabil of the Boston Cannons and Justin Smith of the Charlotte Hounds showed off their skills and spoke to the kids about what it takes to be the best, both on the field and in the classroom.

Davidsonville lacrosse coach John Malamphy orchestrated the MLL players’ visit as a way for the kids to meet their heroes and learn the importance of hard work.





May 15, '12 2:54 PM
by David for everyone

      BARBARA KATE GRIMESof Riva passed away on May 11, 2012. Mrs. Grimes was born near Annapolis on May 5, 1911. She was the daughter of Charles and Annie R. Carr. She was raised on a farm on Beards Point Road in Davidsonville along with nine brothers and sisters. She lived in Riva for 60 years and raised three children there. In 1956, she started work at the Riva Post Office. In 1961 she was appointed Post Master, a position she held for 15 years. She was known for her ready smile and friendly disposition. She retired in 1976.
She was close to and well loved by her extended family of nieces and nephews in the Riva and Davidsonville area. Her sister and brother-in-law, Nina and Flats Kellenbenz, were lifelong friends and companions and she looked forward to their visits from South Carolina. She loved and admired her late brothers, Buck and Lou Carr. Buck was her favorite fishing partner.
She started attending services at Davidsonville United Methodist Church in 1929 and attended services faithfully until her passing. She enjoyed the fellowship of her friends and acquaintances there throughout her life. She also supported the Riva Volunteer Fire Department and, in 2007, she was inducted into the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association Ladies Auxiliary Hall of Fame.
She enjoyed camping and fishing and, in earlier years, often camped on the family farm with her brothers and sisters and their children. She drove her own motor home on family outings well into her late sixties. She enjoyed traveling and after her retirement, traveled with friends on trips to Alaska and Hawaii. She enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. She was an avid fan of Maryland basketball, Orioles baseball and Redskins football.
She is survived by her daughter Dianne Flury of Edgewater; her son, Roy Grimes of Riva; her grandson, Ian Haney of Shady Side; her granddaughters, Mary Kay Sears of Arnold; Heather Harper of Toronto, Canada; Erin Klisch of Washington D.C. and Robyn Grimes of Riva and two great-grand children, Elissa Harper of Toronto and Harrison Klisch of Washington, D.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Katherine (Kay) Grimes.
Friends may call on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD 21037. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 1pm at Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Davidsonville U.M. Church Building fund. For your convenience an online guest book is available at www.kalasfuneralhomes.com




May 12, '12 2:32 PM
by David for everyone

    Lorna Carolyn (Laurie) Segelhorst, 74, a resident of Davidsonville for 34 years, died at home May 11 after an extended illness.
    Laurie was born September 29, 1937 in Webster Groves, MO, the only child of Elenora (Kappelmann) Kalthoff and John Henry Kalthoff. At the age of three, she moved to Beaufort, MO. She completed her nursing degree and practiced nursing at St. Francis Hospital in Washington, MO.
    On January 19, 1959, she married her childhood sweetheart Herbert Segelhorst at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort. His Navy career took them all over the world, including California, Virginia, Maryland and the Philippines. Shortly before his retirement from the Navy in 1978, they settled in Davidsonville.
    Laurie was a devoted member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Crofton and Gambrills, where she served over the years as Council President, Council member, a member of the Pastoral Call committee, led the Needleworking group in creating a set of kneelers for the church altar, and sang in the church choir for 30 years. She was an avid quilter, needleworker and knitter. She shared her love of quilting as a teacher at "The Heirloom" needlework shop in Crofton. Laurie was an accomplished cook.
    Laurie was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, Herb, and by her parents. 
She is survived by her sons, John (and wife Diane) of Crofton and Rob (and wife Leslie) of Albuquerque NM; grandchildren Brad, Carrie and Logan; and many brothers-in law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
    The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 14, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Crofton and Gambrills, 1370 Defense Hwy., Gambrills. A reception will follow the services at the church. Interment will be at a later date in Missouri.
    Contributions in lieu of flowers may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, at their mailing address of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 3386, Crofton MD 21114.




May 12, '12 9:01 AM
by David for everyone

    Davidsonville resident Travis Pastrana made his second NASCAR start and finished 17th at Darlington.  For details,  go to:
 




May 11, '12 6:00 PM
by David for everyone

    Davidsonville resident and South River High senior Grace Pettey impresses all who know her.    She's smart and has a sense of humor  and recently voted "Best All Around" for the school's yearbook. Ranked among the top five academically in the Class of 2012, she is active as an athlete, student leader and volunteer.
  Though this winter's weather was frightful for skiers, Grace spent most weekends at Bryce Resort Ski School in Basye-Bryce Mountain, Va., as a children's ski instructor. Formerly a member of the resort's ski racing team, this was her second year as a teacher.
   Grace also plays lacrosse and run cross country.  She plans to attend Notre Dame University next fall because of their great athletic programs.
   You can read a lot more about Grace at:  
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/local/teen_week/teen-of-the-week-best-all-around-in-sports-leadership/article_0ab215d4-2814-565e-94e3-92ea369e3229.html




May 10, '12 3:46 PM
by David for everyone

    The Arundel Fire Dept. on Davidsonville Rd serves the Davidsonville area and use fundraisers to purchase new equipment.  One method is sandwich saleswhich  are held twice monthly between April and June and again between August and November.  A good time to try their sandwiches would be this Sat.
    Ham, beef and turkey sandwiches will be available from 10:30 a.m. until the final slab of meat is sold. Each helping is $6 and beverages and chips are also available for purchase. The benefits of hosting the sandwich sale are two-fold, according to AVFD Chief David Ayres.
    “The fire department provides essential public safety service but it should not be the only time when we meet the community we serve,” he said. “This is a unique opportunity for us to meet the public under positive circumstances.”
    To read more about the  AVFD, go to:
http://www.capitalgazette.com/crofton_westcounty/news/a-busy-saturday-ahead-at-avfd/article_58215c17-dc54-5a85-a411-0c8a5c81fe8d.html




May 9, '12 10:27 PM
by David for everyone

     Senior attack Caroline Crow earned the Bowditch Award as Most Valuable Player for the Yale women’s lacrosse team. The Severn School alum led the team in points (49), goals (35) and assists (14) — all of which were more than double her previous career-highs. The Davidsonville resident, the team captain, was an honorable mention All-Ivy League after notching seven hat tricks and shooting nearly 47 percent.




May 9, '12 10:24 PM
by David for everyone

    Belmont-Abbey senior attack Laura Dowd was a second team All-Conference selection after finishing second on the lacrosse team with 35 goals. The St. Mary’s High grad and Davidsonville resident led the Crusades with 50 ground balls and 57 draw controls.


May 8, '12 11:58 AM
by David for everyone

    James "Jim" W. Hutchinson, 67, a 53-year resident of Maryland and recently splitting his time between Davidsonville and Lancaster, SC, died suddenly from a heart attack on May 5 at his Davidsonville home. 
    Born on March 24, 1945 in Belvidere, IL, he was a gifted gymnast and tumbler and was a member of the boy scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. After graduating from high school, Jim served four years in the U.S. Air Force, then pursued a degree in accounting from the University of Maryland. He was a career auditor for the Department of Defense. Jim was also a dog trainer.
    He enjoyed caring for animals, vintage Corvettes, playing hearts and pinochle, fishing with his high school friends, and spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
    He is survived by his wife, Linda Gray Hutchinson; son, Kirk J. (Amy) Hutchinson of North Port, FL; two daughters, Cara L. (Jeffrey) Reidel of Crofton and Kelley C. Hutchinson of Clemson, SC; one sister, Linda H. Bullock of Lilburn, GA; four grandchildren, John "Jack" Owen and Abby Hutchinson and Griffin Cole and Penelope "Sweet Pea" Riedel; and his former wife, Carole Willett Hutchinson.
    Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 
charity of your choice . 
An online guestbook is available at 
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com




May 7, '12 8:02 PM
by David for everyone

    The Patuxent Riverkeepers organization has moved to a new location in Nottingham in southern PG county.  
    The organization also appointed three new members to its board of directors: former teacher and Davidsonville resident Will Biddle, activist and consultant Vernice Travis Miller and attorney Tracy Lloyd-McCurtry.
    The Patuxent Riverkeeper program aims to protect and restore the Patuxent River. For information, visit www.paxriverkeeper.org.




May 7, '12 7:58 PM
by David for everyone

The Davidsonville Athletic Association Lady Gators Middie A lacrosse team earned a 9-5 victory over the Bucs thanks to two goals and three assists from Caroline Summers and three goals by Olivia Piccirilli.

Kirsten Parker added a pair of goals while Haley Urgo and Syndney Foster also scored. Mo Skinner, Ryan Loprete and Bethany Stehle had assists. The defense was led by Jenna Garden in goal with 11 saves, with help from Abby Byrd, Alexis Kruger, Alyssa Anzallo and Audrey Saliba.

In another game, the Lady Gators played to a 9-9 tie with CYLA. Summers had three goals while Urgo had two goals and two assists. Piccirilli had two goals and an assist while Sydney Foster had a goal and two assists. Kirsten Parker had a goal. The defense was led by Melanie Turner, Katie Manning, and Katarina Piera. Jenna Garden had six saves.




May 1, '12 2:52 PM
by David for everyone

     Keith Whetzel of Davidsonville received his bachelor of art's degree from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL.

 




Apr 29, '12 11:23 AM
by David for everyone

    The DAA Lady Gators Middie A lacrosse team fought back from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Severna Park  Thunder, 7-6, thanks to a last-minute goal by Bethany Stehle.

The offensive effort was led by Caroline Summers and Stehle with two goals each.

Ryan Loprete, Mo Skinner, and Haley Urgo each scored one goal in the effort. The Thunder’s strong defense held the Lady Gators to only one assist, by Ryan Loprete.

The defensive effort was led by Abby Byrd, Alyssa Anzallo, Sydney Foster, Olivia Piccirilli, Melanie Turner and Katie Manning.

Alex Reichardt had seven saves in the win.

The Lady Gators are now 4-1.




Apr 29, '12 11:19 AM
by David for everyone

    The DAA sponsors a program called Adaptive Lacrosse, which gives athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to take the field instead of staying on the sidelines.    As part of second Play Day for Adaptive Lacrosse at Archbishop Spalding, the DAA team participated in a scrimmage on Saturday. While no score was kept, all who participated proclaimed their team the winner.
    
This fall will be the third year for the program, which currently has players from ages 8 to 42 enrolled. The DAA Adaptive Lacrosse teams play against other Adaptive Lacrosse programs in the state and is even in the process of organizing a trip to New York.
    To read more aboout the program,  go to:  http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/high_school_sports/a-win-win-situation-for-lacrosse/article_f9de166a-f3b2-5d7c-81f5-2d3684bee195.html




Apr 26, '12 9:46 PM
by David for everyone

    On May 2,  the Free State Fly Fishers will meet at the  Davidsonville Rec Center. Queen Anne Bridge Rd. at 7:30 p.m. Joe Evans will talk about  bonefishing on Andros Island. Email k3gv@verizon.net for information.




Apr 26, '12 9:43 PM
by David for everyone

Anthony Ko of Davidsonville, a student at Annapolis High School, received the National Merit CSC Scholarship;




Apr 26, '12 9:41 PM
by David for everyone

Navy Lt. Cmdr. David G. Neall, son of Margaret L. Neall of Riva and Robert R. Neall of Davidsonville, currently attached to the Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 homeported in Jacksonville, Fla., was recently awarded the 2011 Aviation Battle Efficiency from Commander, Naval Air Forces. Neall is a 1994 graduate of South River High School and a 1999 graduate of the Naval Academy.




Apr 26, '12 12:33 PM
by David for everyone

    Michael  Ossoff   of Davidsonville, MD, passed away on April 24, 2012.   He formerly  lived in  Peabody, Beverly, Ipswich, and Naples, FL. 
    He was the Beloved husband of the late Eve (Kladky) Ossofff,  the  Devoted father of Martha Blaxall and her husband Joe Dickey of Davidsonville, MD and Robert H. Ossoff of Nashville, TN, the  Loving brother of Rebecca Zimmerman of Framingham, Jenny Cox of Cherry Hill, NJ, Melvin Ossoff of Salem, Joseph Ossoff of Beverly, and the late Harry Ossoff, Tillie Rain, Hyman Ossoff, and Nathan Krugman. 
    Michael is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the cherished grandfather of Jenifer Buice, Johanna Longnecker, Jacob Ossoff, Leslin Ossoff, and great-grandfather of Meleana and William Buice, Eve & George Longnecker. 
    Services at the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., SALEM-SWAMPSCOTT line, on Friday, April 27, at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Peabody. Memorial Observance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ossoff following the interment until sundown and Saturday evening. 
    In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to the Michael M. Ossoff Research Fund in support of the The John Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center, c/o The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, 100 N. Charles St., 4th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201.




Apr 24, '12 12:04 PM
by David for everyone

Emma Benjamin Kane,   a resident of Heritage Harbor in Annapolis for 30 years and previously of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, died April 16, 2012 at Riva Terrace 6 in Davidsonville.

She was born September 20, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA, graduating from the Philadelphia High School for Girls. She attended the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, where she received a BS degree in nursing. She then served her nurses training at the Frankford Hospital Torredale Division. Upon completion of nurses training, she went on to work as a pediatric nurse at the same hospital.

Emma was recognized for her achievements as a pinochle player. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandson and her cousins. While living in Annapolis, she volunteered weekly at the Anne Arundel Medical Center, mostly for the pediatric unit. She was a member of various Methodist churches in Philadelphia and New Jersey, and for the past 30 years, Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis. 

Married April 23, 1958, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Sidney H. Kane, who died September 7, 1987.

Emma is survived by her son, David M. Kane and his wife Julie Kane of Annapolis; her grandson Daniel Kane and step-grandson Benjamin Pierce; step-granddaughters, Sarah Goff and her husband Justin, and Rebecca Pierce of Columbia, IL; and her great-granddaughter Lillian Goff.

A public memorial service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery Columbarium at 11 AM on June 22. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Johns Hopkins Neonatal Research. Online condolences may be left for the family at 
www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com




Apr 22, '12 2:00 PM
by David for everyone

    The Green Hornets of Severna Park picked up a 13-6 victory over the Davidsonville girls in a midget league lacrosse game.  For details and photos of the game, go to: 
 




Apr 22, '12 1:49 PM
by David for everyone

    County fire and rescue personnel were called to the intersection of Patuxent River Road and Central Avenue shortly before 8:30 a.m. on April 19. Two vehicles, a Ford pickup truck and a Jeep,  collided with each other resulting in five injuries according to county police.
    A 52-year-old female was flown to MedStar Trauma Center in Washington DC by state police helicopter. Foggy conditions prevented the helicopter from taking the woman to nearby Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore or the Prince George's trauma center in Cheverly, Rostek said.
    A 17-year-old female was rushed to Prince George's trauma center with serious but non-life threatening injuries and three others were taken to nearby Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries.




Apr 22, '12 1:44 PM
by David for everyone

    The Davidsonville Elementary School Chess team won the Broadneck Invitational tounament.  The schools that competed were Broadneck, Arnold, Belvedere, Cape St. Claire, Windsor Farm, West Annapolis, Key School and Davidsonville.
    The Davidsonville team, coach by Andrew Lubienski and Chase Gwinn, included: Noah Burckman (5th), Josh Gallatin (5th), Paul Saum (5th), Kyler Davis (4th), Owen Fleming (4th), Danielle McKnight (4th), Peter Rozner (3rd) and Ben Keith (1st).
    This is the third win for DES team.  They won the 2010 and 2011 King of the Hill Tournament in Severna Park and  were schedules to compete again this past Saturday, April 21, as the defending champions.




Apr 22, '12 1:25 PM
by David for everyone

  The 2012 Boston Marathon began Monday and four Davidsonville residents joined thousands in the 26.2-mile trek including Colleen M. Carroll, 39; Mary A. Hadley, 49; Thomas F. Hattar, 50; and Mary J. Rohde, 59. They were among thousands who participated in the 116th running of the race on Patriots Day in Boston.

  The race featured elite runners from around the world with each needing to qualify in order to participate

    According to USA Today, Wesley Korir of Kenya won the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:12:40. That time is more than five minutes behind the world's best time. USA Today reported that temperatures into the 80s may have played a factor.




Apr 22, '12 11:51 AM
by David for everyone

Jennifer Novak recently joined Champion Realty as a full-service agent. Novak is a 10-year veteran of the real estate business in Maryland and will work from Champion’s Bestgate Road office. She focuses on residential clients in the Davidsonville area.




Apr 20, '12 1:17 PM
by David for everyone

        Charles Joseph McKee, 86, a resident of Davidsonville since 1989, formerly of Baldwin, NY, Cinnaminson, NJ and Margate, NJ, died April 14, at home of complications from congestive heart failure.
    Born November 6, 1925 in Gloucester, NJ, Charles  served in the US Navy, 
from March 22, 1944 to May 25, 1946 as an Electronic Technician's Mate, Second Class.
He graduated from Villanova University in 1950 with a BS degree in Civil Engineering and Graduate Studies in Soil Mechanics and Geomorphology from University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. Charles was employed as Vice President of Loughney Dewatering, Inc. from 1979 to 1989; Vice President of Wellpoint Dewatering, Inc. from 1969 to 1979; President and CEO of C.J. McKee Drilling, Inc.; Engineer and General Superintendent of Layne-New York Co, Inc.; Engineer and General Superintendent of Griffin-Wellpoint Corporation; Engineer and General Superintendent of Robert A. Stretch, Inc. and Resident Engineer of Ole Hansen & Sons, Inc. During post-retirement, he worked as Manager for Remedial Construction at ATEC Associates, Inc., Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp., and HARMS, Inc. 
As a graduate student at Columbia he studied under Charles V. Theis, PhD, renowned expert in geomorphology (ground-water geology). He was a Licensed Professional Engineer, Master Well Driller, Licensed Water Well Contractor, OSHA Hazardous Waste, Health, and Safety Officer and Supervisor, and Expert witness for construction-related trials with a specialty in dewatering. His fields of expertise were remediation construction and field service operations, ground water cleanup including dewatering wells, product recovery wells, containment systems, and treatment, hazardous materials and waste management. 
Charles won the Atlantic City Road Race 20 years after his father founded and won the race. He was a serious and accomplished photographer.
    His memberships included the American Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Annapolis Computer Club, Bowie Photography Club and Holy Family Catholic Church, where he was a Perpetual Adoration Volunteer. He enjoyed photography, computers, traveling and was a lifelong athlete - long distance running, tennis, backpacking, and skiing.
    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Johnson; five children who died in infancy; and a grandson, Jesse Collis.    Charles is survived by his wife, Gloria McKee (Sanginiti), whom he married September 9, 1950; his children, Janice Holmblad (John) of Oakton, VA, Joanne Hill (John) of Tuckahoe, NJ, Kathleen Coffey (Larry) of Brandon, FL, Lauren McKee, of Gambrills, Charles J. McKee Jr. (Tamara); a sister, Catherine Scott Woods of Burlington, NJ; a brother, John McKee, Franktown, CO; five grandsons, Toulouse Lafond, Darrell and Mathew Hill, Darren Holmblad and Charles Moses; five granddaughters, Angela and Lauren Paladino, Marielle and Julianne Holmblad and Nicole Cook; and three great-grandchildren.
     Friends are invited to Charles' Life Celebration from 11 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m., on Saturday, April 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Interment, Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Charles J. McKee to Engineers Without Borders-USA, 4665 Nautilus Ct, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80301, or Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary, 3156 Beards Point Rd., Davidsonville, MD 21035. Online guestbook available at 
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com




Apr 20, '12 1:13 PM
by David for everyone

  Eleanor Anderson, 80, of Davidsonville, died on April 8.
  She was born on April 15, 1931 in Flushing, NY to the late James and Kathryn Shields. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Mount Ida College in Newton, MA and a Master's degree in Special Education from Bowie State University. She served as a public school 
teacher in Prince George's County for 25 years.
Eleanor was a vestry member and junior warden at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Bowie and a member of its school board. She was an educational docent for Historic London Town and Gardens and received their Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions. Eleanor also danced with the South County Show Stoppers and enjoyed gardening and travel. 
  She is survived by her husband, George Anderson; three sons, William (and his wife, Ann), Robert and George; one daughter, Kathy (Glenn) Larson; one sister, Marion (Jim) Maino; eight grandsons and two granddaughters.
  Friends are invited to a memorial service for Eleanor at 2 p.m., May 7 at Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eleanor's memory to the Historic London Town and Gardens Educational Fund at the same address.
An online guestbook is available at 
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com




Apr 19, '12 6:15 PM
by David for everyone

Despite emotional pleas from some parents against the redistricti the plan Wednesday.
Under the plan, more than 100 students from Central will be split between Davidsonville and Mayo elementary schools. Redistricting is needed because Central is overcrowded while desks remain open at Davidsonville and Mayo, officials said.
Central’s capacity is 767 students; it is expected to have 840 by 2013. The capacity of Davidsonville is 727; at Mayo it’s 352. By 2013, those schools are projected to have 556 and 296 students, respectively.
The plan will move students living along Muddy Creek Road, down to and including Wolfe’s Reserve, from Central to Mayo.
It will also redistrict from Central to Mayo students living on Fiddlers Hill Road and those east of Muddy Creek Road and south of Central Avenue, as well at those in River Club Estates and those along Camp Letts Road.
Those living in the Waterford, Annapolis Landing and Berkshire neighborhoods will move from Central to Davidsonville.ng of Central Elementary student earlier this month, the school board approved




Apr 18, '12 12:48 PM
by David for everyone

    Margaret Ann "Peggy" Wayson Moreland, 82, a resident of Davidsonville and previously of Lothian, died April 12 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
    Peggy was born Oct 4, 1929 in Davidsonville to the late Edgar and Grace Howes Wayson. She attended Annapolis High School and graduated in 1947. In 1950 Peggy married Herbert Carlin Moreland and they made their home in Galesville and later moved to Lothian. Peggy worked at Arundel Gas Co., Edgewater for 15 years until her daughter Denise was born. Later she worked for Dr. Wilson, Wirth & Jones, Lothian for about 25 years until retiring. Peggy was an active member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where she worked for many years on the Finance Committee, as a member of the Adult Fellowship and on many other various committees.
In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her brother, Clifton Wayson.
    Peggy is survived by her husband of 62 years, Herbert Carlin; daughter, Denise Toney and husband Eddie; brother, Edgar P. Wayson of Davidsonville; sister, Nancy Clayton of Crofton; grandson, Josh Norfolk; and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, 122 Bayard Road, Lothian. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to the church. Burial will be private.

Apr 13, '12 8:15 AM
by David for everyone

  Maria Shields, 61, of Davidsonville, a  member of the Annapolis Striders since 1995, has been regularly winning the club’s championship series in her age group. She did her first marathon in 1996 and extended that by a good finish in the JFK 50 Miler in 2001.
More recently, as she approached a new age group, she started to focus on extending her distance and was encouraged by her progress and her running companions. From a weekly average mileage of 30 to 40 miles, Maria has upped that to 50 to 70 miles a week and finished two 50-mile races (Bull Run and Mountain Masochist) winning her age group in the process.
Still, she didn’t really know how her system would react to doubling the distance of her long run at Umstead State Park near Raleigh, N.C. This event features eight loops of 12.5 miles each. The weatherman arranged for rain at the start but the sun came out later and it got rather warm. At about the 88-mile mark the runners were treated to lightning and thunder. Maria ingested a variety of things to keep her going, including hamburgers, soup, baked potatoes and hard boiled eggs. She would walk for a mile on each loop which allowed for easier food consumption.  Her time at the halfway point was close to her earlier JFK time and gave her confidence for the next 50.
She says she never got sleepy or very tired along the way and even took time to have some photos taken by the race managers at one point. The upshot of this was an outstanding finish time of 22 hours and 52 minutes, easily winning her age group in a course-record time. She was 42nd overall and the 11th woman of the 252 starters. But the best news was her overall time was the second best ever recorded for the 100-mile distance (Only Helen Klein’s 22:15 is better).
For the complete Capital article about Maria and her running,  go to:
 




Apr 13, '12 8:05 AM
by David for everyone

        Mary E. "Betsy" Corkill, 70, of Davidsonville, died April 9 in a traffic accident on Rt. 424 in Davidsonville. 
    She is survived by her husband, John F. Corkill Jr.; sons, John (Carol) Corkill III and Steven (Jennifer) Corkill; grandchildren, Sophie, Catherine, Shane and Ryan; brother, Kent Newlon; and aunt, Betty Schwartz.
    Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 7415 Buchanan St., Landover Hills, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Circle of Partners Scholarship Fund at Ascension Lutheran Church.
www.gaschs.com




Apr 11, '12 3:10 PM
by David for everyone

    Ten-year-old  Chrissy Scott from Davidsonville is set to shine this weekend as she takes on the theatrical role of Alice in the Children's Theatre of Annapolis' (CTA) production of Alice in Wonderland Jr. 
    
Chrissy attends Davidsonville Elementary and will portray the medium-sized Alice throughout the production. The production's director Dylan Roche casted three different Alice's to maximize the effect of her character's size transformations tpsimulate  Alice shrinking and growing as she drinks from a bottle and eats a cookie at the advice of the Door Knob," according to a CTA release.
    Besides Chrissy playing the part of the medium-sized Alice, the small and larger versions will be played by  Emily Small, 9, from Crofton Elementary and Ella Green, 12, from the Severn School
.
    Alice in Wonderland Jr.
 will be performed on April 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2 p.m. at the Children's Theatre of Annapolis (CTA), located at 1661 Bay Head Rd. in Annapolis.
    http://edgewater.patch.com/articles/davidsonville-girl-stars-as-alice-in-alice-in-wonderland




Apr 11, '12 2:57 PM
by David for everyone

    Two women were killed in a collision at Davidsonville Road near Rossback Road in Davidsonville.   Killed in the head-on crash wereStephanie Noell Banchero, 26, of Gambrills, and Mary Elizabeth Corkill, 70, of Davidsonville.
    Police said Banchero was driving on Davidsonville Road when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into Corkill. Driver error is a contributing factor in the crash, police say.
    Police said there is no evidence drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash but police are continuing to investigate the crash.
    More info is available at the following two links.
http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/04/stephanie-banchero-mary-corkill-killed-in-anne-arundel-vehicle-crash-74762.html
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/04/10/2-women-die-after-head-on-collision-in-crofton/


   




Apr 1, '12 12:40 PM
by David for everyone

    Carl Prigg, 80, of Davidsonville, died March 29. 
Born in Washington, DC, to William and Minette B. Prigg on January, 23,1932. Carl served his country 
during the 
Korean War. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1958. Carl taught in the Montgomery County Public School system for many years, and was also employed by EP Church of Annapolis for 18 years.
Carl was a member of EP Church of Annapolis for thirty years, serving both as a Deacon and Elder. He participated in Bible Study Fellowship for many years, as well as a number of small group bible studies.
He was a kind, warm-hearted "gentleman" who was greatly loved by all those who knew him.
Carl was pre-deceased by his brother William, and sister Alice Drummond.
He is survived by his beloved wife Harriet; daughter, Alice Laputka, of Nyack, NY; son, Lawrence, of Pocomoke; his three grandchildren, Nicholas, Kathryn, and Lauren; and his twin sister, Minette McCullough of Gaithersburg. 
Visitation will take place between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at Severn Run EP Church, where Carl had been a member for the previous ten years.
Online condolences may be placed at 
www.hardestyfuneralhome.com 




Apr 1, '12 12:38 PM
by David for everyone

Martha Duckett Crutchfield, 97, a 9-year resident of Davidsonville and previously of Fincastle, VA, died at her home March 27.
Born January 18, 1915 in Washington, D.C., she was employed as a secretary with the E.P.A. in Washington, D.C. in the 1970's and was a mother "extraordinaire." Martha has been one of Jehovah's Witnesses since 1942, and loved sharing the good news of the Kingdom.
She was predeceased by a son, C.L. Butler, Jr., and son-in-law, Dale Ruoff.
Martha is survived by three daughters, Judy Bell and her husband, Jim of Baton Rouge, LA, Janet Ruoff of Java, VA, and Julia Bussler and her husband, Warren of Davidsonville. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.
Friends are invited to Martha's Life Celebration at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 65 Tarragon Lane, Edgewater. Interment private. Online guestbook available at
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com




Mar 30, '12 1:18 PM
by David for everyone

        Loren E. Carr, 31, a lifelong resident of Davidsonville, died on March 27.
    Born on October 1, 1980 in Pasto, Colombia, Loren was a 1998 graduate of South River High School and served in the U.S. 
Army with the 82nd Airborne, 307th FSB. He was a member of Chesapeake Christian Fellowship and enjoyed playing guitar, writing and spending time with his nieces and nephews.
    He is survived by his parents, Judy L. and Eugene M. Carr Jr.; one brother, Joseph L. (Mindy) Carr of Millersville; three sisters, Amy E. Galloway and Cynthia A. Carr, both of Davidsonville, and Pamela S. Carr of Bristol, RI; his grandfather, Leslie D. Poff of Annapolis and three nieces; and five nephews.
    Friends are invited to Loren's Life Celebration from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 1 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, where a funeral service will be held10 a.m., Monday, April 2. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Chesapeake Christian Fellowship Daily Bread, 377 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035. 
For your convenience an online guest book is available at
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com




Mar 30, '12 1:14 PM
by David for everyone

A Pasadena tree-trimming company was fined $10,000 Wednesday for improperly cutting and trimming trees at a Davidsonville  home along the South River within the Critical Area Watershed.
Branching Out Tree Service and its owner, Steven J. Everd Jr., pleaded guilty in county Circuit Court to clearing without a permit and improperly clearing in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area. In addition to the fine, Judge William Mulford II sentenced Everd to five years' of probation.
The case originated with a tip from Diana Muller, riverkeeper for the South River Federation. While on patrol on the river just before Memorial Day last May, the tree-cutting work caught her eye.
"I saw these guys just slaughtering the hillside," said Muller, who took pictures, documented the activity in her logbook and reported it to county inspectors.
Muller's pictures show more than a dozen trees shorn of all their branches, save for a few left at the very top.
"I was shocked. Shocked and dismayed," Muller said.
The owner and caretaker for the property on Merrimac Drive in Davidsonville told officials that Branching Out was hired to remove some tree limbs, but the company trimmed beyond what was authorized, according to the Office of the Attorney General.
County forester Jim Johnson told officials that the trimming and "tree-topping" did not follow accepted horticultural procedures and could end up killing the trees, according to the Office of the Attorney General.
The property owner had to spend $14,000 to replant the area to make up for the damage.
Everd is not listed in the state's database of licensed tree experts.
Tree trimming and landscaping work is regulated within the Critical Area, the environmentally sensitive land adjacent to rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.
The $10,000 fine will be paid into the state's Clean Water Fund.
County inspectors, the Critical Area Commission and the Office of the Attorney General all had a hand in prosecuting the case.
The state and the county have become more aggressive in seeking criminal convictions for Critical Area violations, rather than just civil fines.
Everd and his attorney, Andrew White of Baltimore, were not available for comment.




Mar 30, '12 1:08 PM
by David for everyone

    Local residents may have noticed that the llamas have been  missing from their usual 
spot at their barn near Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville.  According to the company 
web site,  they  are "going on vacation,"   so the Llama Barn will be closed until the 
Tomato Festival and Chili Cook-Off on August 27th."
    You  can read more about them at:     http://edgewater.patch.com/articles/homestead-gardens-llamas-going-on-vacation 

 




Mar 28, '12 12:02 PM
by David for everyone

   Walter J. Cronin Jr., Col. US Army (Ret.), age 82, of College Station, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family. A time for the family to receive friends will be Thursday, March 29, 2012, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm and from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Hillier Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, March 30, 2012, at 11:00 am at Grace Bible Church, Southwood Campus, with Reverend Stephen Troxel officiating. Interment will follow at a later date, with full Military Honors, at Arlington National Cemetery.
    After retiring from the US Army,  Mr. Cronin and Donald Riddle opened  the well known Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville.   After 10 years,  because of his wife's terminal illness,  he left the business to care for her.   
   Walter was born April 20, 1929, to Walter and Gertrude (McCarthy) Cronin in Washington, D.C. He proudly entered the United States Army as a 17-year old Private, after graduating from Central High School in Washington, D.C., in September of 1946, and then served his nation for over 27 years. Colonel Cronin served and fought in three wars, as well as serving over a year under General MacArthur in the Army of Occupation of Japan following 
World War II. Later, after commanding combat troops in Korea, he served as a diplomat in London, often briefing the US Ambassador and other dignitaries. He spent much of his subsequent career in Military Intelligence, serving in Vietnam, before retiring from the Army in June of 1973. Colonel Cronin had the distinct honor of serving in every rank, from Private to Colonel during his illustrious career. He was awarded medals and citations in all three of our nation's wars, as well as the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Bronze Star(with Oak Leaf Cluster), and the Legion of Merit. He truly was one of our nation's heroes and a member of the vanishing Greatest Generation.

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o leave condolences for the family,  go to:
To read Walter's extensive obituary,  go to:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theeagle/obituary.aspx?n=walter-j-cronin&pid=156733669&fhid=7598&eid=sp_ommatch




Mar 28, '12 11:59 AM
by David for everyone

    Teresa A. Cloey, of Davidsonville, died March 25. 
    She is survived by her parents, Jack and Dolores Cloey; sister, Charlene Cloey-Pallozzi; aunt, Joan A. Steinmeier; and many cousins. 
    The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m, Thursday, March 29 at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 NW Crain Hwy, (Rte. 3 South), Bowie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m., March 30 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood. 
    If desired, donations may be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, P O Box 3471, Annapolis, MD 21043. 
    Please view and sign the family's guestbook at:
www.beallfuneral.com




Mar 18, '12 4:47 PM
by David for everyone

    Davidsonville  musician Bob Sima  prefers playing at a spiritual retreat or someone’s house to crowded bars.
    For now, the he simply wants his music to be heard. His new CD, “Thin Little Veil,” comes out March 31 and features 11 songs with life-affirming messages. The title is Sima’s reference to the barriers between people, nations and worlds coming down.
    The poster for “Thin Little Veil” features hummingbirds flying out of a Victrola over a field of sunflowers. Above it all are a few lines from the song “Peace Signs and Laugh Lines”: “This place is where magic can happen, beyond what we ever believed. Like rolling hills of sunflowers as far as the eye can see.”
    For the complete article about Bob Sima,  go to:




Mar 16, '12 12:23 PM
by David for everyone

Norman L. Kerns, a 40-year resident of Davidsonville and Edgewater, died March 5 at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton.
He was born on September 12, 1935 in Beltsville and graduated from Laurel High School. Norman worked as a roofer for most of his life, and served his country in the 
United States Air Force. His hobbies included fishing and horse racing.
He is survived by his special friend, Anna M. Riley; his children, Richard, Dennis and Dede Kerns, all of Georgia, and Catherine Kerns of Illinois.
Friends are invited to Norman's Life Celebration from 11 to 12 noon on Thursday, March 8, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. Immediately following, a graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 1080 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville. For your convenience an online guestbook is available at
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com




Mar 16, '12 12:20 PM
by David for everyone

    Evelyn Mae Burns of Davidsonville, died on Friday, February 24 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. 
She was born in West Virginia. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Wylie Burns and her son, Raymond Harold Burns. 
Survivors include her children, Drema Lee "Sissy" Campbell of Vienna, VA, William Telford Burns of Harwood, Darlene V. Storm of Davidsonville, Charles Eugene Burns of Odenton, Joyce A. Holcomb of Harwood and Janet Gail Bagbey of Davidsonville; two sisters, Margarete Vance and Ruth Wilson; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28 at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 NW Crain Hwy. (Rte. 3 South), Bowie, where a Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 29. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Annapolis. 
Please view and sign the family's guestbook at 
www.beallfuneral.com




Mar 16, '12 12:15 PM
by David for everyone

     Marian Alma Overbey Glass, of Davidsonville, died February 14. 
She was born to the late Ruth H. Poole and Osborn Overbey on October 16, 1916 in Buffalo Springs, Mecklenberg County, Virginia. She was united in marriage to Ozuy Glass, who preceded her in death on February 9, 1961. 
She is survived by her sister, Irene O. Richardson of Davidsonville; a brother, Osborn Overbey of Columbus, OH; brother-in-law, Dr. Primus W. Richardson of Davidsonville; a special and devoted niece, Kimberli J. Richardson of Davidsonville; nieces, Virginia Overbey and Dian Overbey, both of Washington, DC; a great-niece, Gayle Overbey of Boston, MA; a dear friend, Mary Pinckney of Annapolis; a number of dear cousins; and a host of friends. 
Services will take place on Saturday, February 18 at First Baptist Church, 31 W. Washington St., Annapolis. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Creston G. & Betty Jane Tate Chesapeake Hospice House, 817 Camp Meade Road, Linthicum, MD 21090. Online condolences can be made at 
www.wmreeseandsons.com




Mar 14, '12 3:03 PM
by David for everyone

    Davidsonville eighth-grader Victoria Marinzel is not one for the spotlight. After Gov. Martin O'Malley surprised her at a school assembly Monday with a Compassionate Marylander Award and a Governor's Citation, he asked the Central Middle School student to say a few words, and she decided that two would do.
    "Thank you."
    Those who know Victoria said she prefers to let her actions speak for her. They say it's no surprise that she would win such an honor, after her work raising money and awareness for 
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
    For pictures and a video, go to:




Mar 10, '12 12:28 PM
by David for everyone

         USN CAPTAIN (RET) Valentine (Val) Holzapfel, a resident of Davidsonville, MD, died 8 March 2012 of natural causes. He was born Sept. 26, 1915.
    Val completed 32 years of naval service in 1967 after participating in three wars. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, the Naval War College and the Air University. He has a MS Degree from George Washington University. In 
WWII, he served as a gunnery officer in the USS CHICAGO, participating in the Battle of the Coral Sea and the invasion of Guadalcanal, including the night Battle of Savo Island in which the CHICAGO was torpedoed. During this period, he came under fire five times, three from Japanese and twice by friendly fire. After qualifying as a naval aviator, he spent the balance of WWII in the Battle of the Atlantic, combating German submarines. In the Korean War, Val was stationed in Japan coordinating the air evacuation of wounded personnel. In the Vietnam conflict, he served on the Staff of Secretary McNamara in the Pentagon. His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Pacific Area Campaign Medal with two battle stars.
    To leave condolences or for more information,  go to:
http://www.kalasfuneralhomes.com/sitemaker/sites/George2/obit.cgi?user=583346Holzapfel






Mar 4, '12 3:41 PM
by David for everyone

    Norma Rowe Carpenter, 101, a Davidsonville resident for 45 years and of Hyattsville before that, died February 27 in Annapolis.
    She was born December 27, 1910 in Washington, D.C., graduating from the University of Maryland in 1933 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Norma worked for the Heart Association of Prince George's County, where she organized the first fund raising campaign. She was also employed by the C & P Telephone Company. Her hobbies included gardening and travel. Norma was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Democratic Club of Anne Arundel County, Board of Directors for the Davidsonville Area Civic Association, Pen Women of MD, the South County Concert Association, and Delta Delta Delta Sorority. 
    Married to Elmo Brogdon in 1933 until his death in 1955, Norma remarried Maurice Carpenter in 1958 until he preceded her in death in 1987. She was also predeceased by her daughter in 2002, Jennie Brogdon. She is survived by her son, Jarrett Brogdon of Uniontown, PA and a step-son, Paul Carpenter of Summerville, S.C.; daughter, Linda Sands of Davidsonville and step-daughter, Joanne Judkins of Beltsville; a brother, Marvin Rowe of California; seven grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. There will be a visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, at the Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis. 
    A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Interment Davidsonville United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to 
American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 www.cancer.org. Online condolences can be made at www.hardestyfuneralhome.com





Mar 4, '12 3:36 PM
by David for everyone

    Jessica Jentilet,  daughter of Mary Jentilet of Davidsonville, was recently accepted into Phi Kappa Phi, the international honor society at Salisbury University.
    Jessica is a junior majoring in health education.  She is a 2009 graduate of South River High.




Mar 4, '12 3:32 PM
by David for everyone

CONNORS, ELIZABETH "BETTY" JANE, 95, a resident of Davidsonville and previously of Annapolis and Bethesda, died peacefully at home of natural causes December 21, 2011.
She was born April 25, 1916 in Columbus, Ohio, where she went to high school and also took continuing education classes. She did administrative work at the Eastern Ferry Wing Command in New York City during World War II, then later Korean War Orphans Relief, and Trinity College in Washington, D.C. She was selfless and could "read" any person and make them feel accepted, all within five minutes of meeting them.
Betty was a U.S. Air Force military wife, performing many duties in support of her husband and family. She also helped her husband with deaconate work and was a Eucharistic minister in the Catholic Church. Betty volunteered for approximately 30 years with the American Red Cross, and directed tours at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Her interests were her family and friends, her church, and her country.
Married on February 3, 1945, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, LtC. John Andrew Connors, USAF, (retired). She was also predeceased by her son, John Jeffrey Connors; her parents, Arthur and Elizabeth Murphy of Columbus, Ohio; and her brother and two sisters.
Betty is survived by her sons, Dennis (and Patricia) Connors of Silver Spring, and Kevin (and Diana) Connors of Frederick; daughter, Carol (and Harry) Pitts of Davidsonville; and three grandchildren, Matthew (and Gina) Pitts, and Ryan and Kaitlynn Connors.
There will be a funeral service at 2:45 p.m. on Monday, March 12 at Ft. Myers Old Post Chapel in Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake Foundation, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401, or to So Others May Eat (SOME), 71 "O" St., Washington, D.C. 20001. Online condolences may be made towww.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com


 

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